Fund People as at 28 March 2017

New Appointments

Legg Mason appoints head of Sydney office
Matt Stovold is the new head of the Legg Mason Sydney team, moving across from UBS Wealth Management as a managing director. 

First Super appoints new director
First Super has appointed a new director, Janet Gilbert, who is now an employer representative replacing Martin Lewis. Gilbert is a legal and industrial relations lawyer with the Timber Trade Industrial Association. 

AIST has a new CEO
The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has a new chief executive, Eva Scheerlinck. Scheerlinck was acting in the role after Tom Garcia left. 

REST makes new senior appointments
Two new senior executives have been appointed to REST Industry Super, in two brand-new roles. Head of employer engagement is Matt Russell, who moves across from Blackmores' Global Therapeutics. Deborah Potts is the new head of advice and education, promoted from an internal role as REST's national manager of advice. 

CareSuper appoints deputy chair
After the retirement of David Michaelis, Terry Wetherall is the new deputy chair at CareSuper. Wetherall has been with CareSuper since 2015 as an employer director. 

IOOF appoints new head of technology services
Martin Breckon has been promoted to the role of head of technical services, replacing Kate Anderson. 


Contango directors removed after EGM
Two Contango MicroCap directors have been removed from their roles, including the co-founder of Contango, David Stevens, after an extraordinary general meeting. Ian Neil Ferres was also removed, and Glenn Fowles resigned before he could be removed too. Fowles was also involved from the beginning of the company. Two new directors have been appointed - Trevor Carroll and Ken Poutakidis. 

BTIM head of sales and marketing resigns
BT Investment Management's head of sales and marketing, Chris Clayton, is leaving for personal reasons after making the commute from Brisbane to Sydney each week for three years. Clayton will remain with the company until the end of May. 

BTFG CIO departs after disciplinary action
BT Financial Group's chief investment officer, Martyn Wild, has left the company after disciplinary breaches due to recent allegations. Wild has been stripped of any bonuses or special termination payments. Corrin Collocott, head of asset allocation, is to take over Wild's responsibilities until a new CIO can be found. 

Aus equities manager at Willis Towers Watson leaves
Ben Griffiths is leaving Willis Towers Watson as its Australian equities head after being employed by large super fund, NSW Treasury Corp. Griffiths' new role will be focused on international equities. 

CBA says goodbye to group chief financial officer
David Craig is retiring as group chief financial officer in June after a decade in the senior executive team. Craig will be replaced by Rob Jesudason, the current group executive for international financial services.